Dr. Shabnam S Aboobacker, Dr. Lavanya Raghu Sarath P, Dr. Altaf Khan, Mr. Abdul Salaam


AIMS: To Objectively Assess The Symptomatic Improvement In A Subgroup Of Patients With Bladder Outlet
Obstruction Due to Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia; Following Transuretheral Resection of Prostate (TURP)Using
MATERIAL AND METHODS: Our study of 50 patients with Bladder outlet obstruction due to Benign Prostatic
Hypertrophy were subjected to uroflowmetry and IPSS Questionnaire ; pre and post Transuretheral resection of
Prostate .
RESULTS: Mean voided volume before prostatectomy was 186.02±71.47 mL with a mean maximum flow rate of 10.44 ±
2.83 mL/s ,mean average flow rate of 4.37 ± 1.03 mL/s and mean voiding time was 63.42±24.25 sec and preoperative
IPSS score of 21.4± 5.6. After transuretheral prostatectomy mean voided volume was 194.56 ±75.69 mL, mean maximum
flow rate was 21.39 ± 3.39 mL/s , mean average flow rate was 13.65 ± 2.22 mL/s and mean voiding time was 20.68 ±8.5 sec
and postoperative IPSS score of 6.8 ±4.2.
CONCLUSION: It is concluded that post TURP, the objectively assessed uroflowmetry parameters are correlating with
subjectively assessed IPSS score. Hence , uroflowmetry is an easy and office based useful assessment tool for
objectively assessing the symptopmatic improvement in BOO post TURP.
INDEX TERMS- Uroflowmetry, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and Transuretheral resection of Prostate.


Uroflowmetry, Turp, Bladder Outlet Obstruction

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